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Syrian civil war at stalemate, Assad won't go - Russia

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters pose near a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters pose near a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters pose near a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters pose near a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters pose near a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters pose near a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout
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